They said that you would have problems
They said that you might be slow
To develop
Or to grow

They said it might be months
Before you sat or crawled
Or stood

They said you might not
Learn as easily
As others do,
Because a part of you
Is missing.

They didn’t say
How beautiful you’d be
How your smile would light up
The room.

They didn’t say
That any difficulties you’d have
Would be part of what
Makes you, you.

They didn’t say
That you’d be loved
In spite of any problems you
Might have.

They didn’t say that
You’d be perfect
Because they didn’t know.
And it’s sad that before you were born,
We didn’t know either.

We should have known
That the tears we shed for the baby
We had expected
Were wasted tears.

We welcomed into our family
A baby that they said would have problems
But what we got
Was you.

Our perfect little baby.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. uncheshire wife
    May 07, 2014 @ 19:01:54

    That is so lovely, I remember your pregnancy journey. x


  2. uncheshire wife
    May 07, 2014 @ 19:04:04

    meant ‘the pregnancy journey’ x


  3. Karen
    May 07, 2014 @ 19:17:13

    Elsie – that is absolutely beautiful!


  4. Ann Scrine
    May 07, 2014 @ 21:46:50

    Arther is so beautiful,and seems to be getting through his milestones very well,thanks for the up date on Arthur’s progress.HUGS xx


  5. Casey Meyer
    May 07, 2014 @ 22:33:32

    What a wonderful tribute to that beautiful boy. It has been such fun watching him grow.


  6. B. Hughes
    May 08, 2014 @ 19:02:08

    Absolutely beautiful…he’s a very fortunate little boy to be born into such a loving family.


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